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How Should One Read A Book

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 9781913724498
Genre : Literary Collections
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A short, thoughtful piece by Virginia Woolf on reading. ‘I have sometimes dreamt, at least, that when the Day of Judgement dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards – their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble – the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under our arms, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.’
Category: Literary Collections

Virginia Woolf S Common Reader

Author : Katerina Koutsantoni
ISBN : 9781317001577
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the first comprehensive study of Virginia Woolf's Common Reader, Katerina Koutsantoni draws on theorists from the fields of sociology, sociolinguistics, philosophy, and literary criticism to investigate the thematic pattern underpinning these books with respect to the persona of the 'common reader'. Though these two volumes are the only ones that Woolf compiled herself, they have seldom been considered as a whole. As a result, what they reveal about Woolf's position with regard to the processes of writing, reading, and critical analysis has not been fully examined. Koutsantoni challenges the critical commonplace that equates Woolf's strategy of self-effacement and personal removal from her works as a necessary compromise that allowed her to achieve authorial recognition in a male-dominated context. Rather, Koutsantoni argues that an investigation of impersonality in Woolf's essays reveals the potential of the genre to function both as a vehicle for the subjective and dialogic expression of the author and reader and as a venue for exploring topics with which the ordinary reader can relate. As she explores and challenges the meaning of impersonality in Woolf's Common Reader, Koutsantoni shows how the related issues of subjectivity, authority, reader-response, intersubjectivity, and dialogism offer useful perspectives from which to examine Woolf's work.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Common Reader 1935

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 9788027235421
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Common Reader' is a collection of essays by Virginia Woolf, published in two series, the first in 1925 and the second in 1932. The second series features essays on John Donne, Daniel Defoe, Dorothy Osborne, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Hardy, among others. CONTENTS: THE STRANGE ELIZABETHANS DONNE AFTER THREE CENTURIES "THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE'S ARCADIA" "ROBINSON CRUSOE" DOROTHY OSBORNE'S "LETTERS" SWIFT'S "JOURNAL TO STELLA" THE "SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY" LORD CHESTERFIELD'S LETTERS TO HIS SON TWO PARSONS: JAMES WOODFORDE; JOHN SKINNER DR. BURNEY'S EVENING PARTY JACK MYTTON DE QUINCEY'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY FOUR FIGURES: COWPER AND LADY AUSTEN; BEAU BRUMMELL; MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT; DOROTHY WORDSWORTH WILLIAM HAZLITT GERALDINE AND JANE "AURORA LEIGH" THE NIECE OF AN EARL GEORGE GISSING THE NOVELS OF GEORGE MEREDITH "I AM CHRISTINA ROSSETTI" THE NOVELS OF THOMAS HARDY HOW SHOULD ONE READ A BOOK? Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.
Category: Literary Collections

The Common Reader

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 1727405595
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The Common Reader (First and Second Series), a collection of essays by Virginia Woolf, published in two series, the first in 1925 and the second in 1932. Most of the essays appeared originally in such publications as the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Athenæum, New Statesman, Life and Letters, Dial, Vogue, and The Yale Review. The title indicates Woolf's intention that her essays be read by the "common reader" who reads books for personal enjoyment. Using the sympathetic persona of "the common reader," Woolf treats literary topics. Woolf outlines her literary philosophy in the introductory essay to the first series, "The Common Reader," and in the concluding essay to the second series, "How Should One Read a Book?" The first series includes essays on Geoffrey Chaucer, Michel de Montaigne, Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Joseph Conrad, as well as discussions of the Greek language and the modern essay. The second series features essays on John Donne, Daniel Defoe, Dorothy Osborne, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Hardy, among others.

Views From A Window

Author : Gore Vidal
ISBN : 0818403020
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An imaginative collection of Vidal interviews given over twenty years, full of witty, brilliant, and unconventional comments on his own life and work as well as American politics, values, and sexuality
Category: Literary Criticism

Stop What You Re Doing And Read This

Author : Mark Haddon
ISBN : 9781446484807
Genre : Literary Collections
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In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams. Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book? People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it. In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken forgranted, how reading transforms our brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention - make books one of them. Carmen Callil Tim Parks Nicholas Carr Michael Rosen Jane Davis Zadie Smith Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson Blake Morrison Dr Maryanne Wolf & Dr Mirit Barzillai
Category: Literary Collections

The Alarm Book

Author : Dan McTague
ISBN : 0750693169
Genre : Burglar alarms.
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I Read It At The Movies

Author : Mark Axelrod
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123453859
Genre : Performing Arts
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"In I Read It at the Movies, Mark Axelrod, a veteran screenwriter, fiction writer, and literature professor, alerts you to the pitfalls that sink poorly written adaptations, describes which writing tools to hone for this kind of work, and tells you exactly how to use them. Axelrod leads you through a close reading of four films made from adapted screenplays - Bladerunner, Death in Venice, Lolita, and The Postman - examining in detail what choices the writer made and whether those choices succeeded. He ultimately leads you to understand why a script devoted to the letter of its source work is less desirable and less likely to be well received than one embodying the originating story's spirit."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Performing Arts

We Who Honor Books

Author : Ethel Ray Sawyer
ISBN : UCAL:B4597693
Genre : Library science
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Revolution Today U S A

Author : Progressive Labor Party
ISBN : UOM:39015004279660
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

New York An Anthology

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ISBN : 1566197635
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Memory

Author : Lucy Dawson
ISBN : 9781786817471
Genre : Fiction
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‘WOW WOW WOW... what a book, I started this book this morning and I have finished this evening… completely gripped me… be prepared to be give up your day, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars I look down at her, lying fast asleep – always my little girl, and so beautiful. She gives a low moan as her head turns restlessly on the pillow. It reminds me of the soft growl of a cornered animal. Where is my poor child? What is she dreaming? People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Incredibly beautiful... until she speaks. An unsettling, little-girl voice, exactly like a child’s, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman. Izzie might look grown-up, but inside she’s trapped. Caught in the day it happened – the day that broke her from within. I know why my daughter is the way she is. There’s nothing I could have done to save her... is there? An unputdownable psychological thriller about families and secrets, perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell. Readers absolutely love The Memory: ‘A nail-biting novel that will drag you in quickly and only let’s up on the very last page! Such a great, intense book!’ Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars ‘This is Lucy Dawson's best!... starts with a bang and twists and turns all the way through… definitely a suspenseful thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘WOW WOW WOW… what a book… talk about drawing you in, completely gripped me, had no idea who to believe… My head is still spinning from the twists and turns… highly recommend it but be prepared to be give up your day, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘My heart was in my mouth reading The Memory – Dawson absolutely got me and held on tight. So compelling I couldn’t put it down. Another absolute cracker.’ Angela Clarke ‘I've just finished The Memory and am absolutely blown away… A dark and mysterious book… it creeped me out when I was reading late at night! I loved every second of this book. It was utterly compelling. The characters perfectly constructed, the secrets brilliantly revealed. An excellent read, perfect for these cold, dark evenings!’ Vikki Patis, author of The Diary, 5 stars ‘I had no idea where things were going and no idea how it would all end. There are a couple of big surprises and at least one genuinely chilling scene… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. This is a well-written psychological thriller that will play with your mind.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A 5 star read!… This was full of paranoia, deep dark secrets and a huge secret that made me fall off my chair!... Twisty, dark, deep, sometimes heartbreaking… 10 dark stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A story that had me hooked and I read it in one day because I did not want to put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I read this book with difficulty putting it down, the twist that kept going from chapter to chapter, you really didn’t know what to expect… Written very well, I would recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Buckle up this was quite the entertainer!... A fantastic suspenseful thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘The ending of the book was unexpected, took my breath away.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A very good psychological thriller… makes you keep turning the pages unable to put the book down till you reach the end. It was a quick read for me and I read it in one sitting making it a book I really enjoyed.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I loved this book, it had me completely turned around and I didn’t see what was coming. A compulsive read.’ For the Love of Books
Category: Fiction

Mehregan In Sydney

Author : G. W. Trompf
ISBN : UOM:39015040589627
Genre : Iran
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